I'm a food and travel writer, editor, content strategist, copywriter, television host, and producer. My bylines include The Washington Post, Gourmet.com, Bon Appétit, Martha Stewart Living, New York Magazine, Epicurious, InStyle, Men's Health, Grub Street, MyRecipes, and The Food Network. (A few clips are HERE!)
I have been a Food Features Editor for Yahoo Food, staff Food Writer at Time Out New York, Senior Research Editor at Martha Stewart Weddings, Contributing Editor at CHOW.com, and book editor for Da Capo Press. The weekly videos I hosted and co-produced for CHOW.com on NY1 received an International Association of Culinary Professionals nomination for best Televised Culinary Series.
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If you’re a journalist working in food, odds are good that someone has asked you write a piece about the Instant Pot. Thanks to its efficiency, it’s enormously popular, but I felt compelled to find out whether it could make … Continue reading
I was lucky enough to know all four of my grandparents. Grandpa Van Buren showed up every Christmas as round and rosy-cheeked as Santa Claus, bringing with him a big suitcase full of gifts—sweaters with snowflakes, and sensible things like that—he … Continue reading
Biking in Charleston. Credit: Alex Van Buren, Instagram It’s an often-repeated saying among the women I know: “You should leave New York before it makes you hard. That’s what Nora Ephron said.” Nora Ephron didn’t say that, nor did Kurt … Continue reading
Chocolate mousse pie at Pels Pie Company in Brooklyn. Credit: Alex Van Buren This morning my computer had a close encounter with a cup of coffee. I shorted out the keyboard but maybe not the entire contraption; time will tell. It’s shocking that … Continue reading
Dry-aged beef potstickers at Brooklyn’s East Wind Snack Shop. Go there. Sprinkle that umami secret spice mix on ’em. So good. Photo: Alex Van Buren, Instagram Happy August! So let’s get something clear up front: No one is allowed to mention … Continue reading
Photo: Alex Van Buren, Instagram My father’s mother recently realized that her eldest unmarried granddaughter is living in Brooklyn, alone, without the proper accoutrements. Our calls typically involve my shouting so she can hear me—she is 94—and grandma shouting so … Continue reading
So yesterday was a bit of a rough one. It wasn’t work that was tough. My colleagues and I launched a new site, Yahoo Food, a work in progress of which, as Features Editor, I’m proud. We’ve been toiling away … Continue reading
Oh, my goodness, this is becoming a biannual blog. That *can’t* be good for SEO. This site is primarily for professional purposes, though, designed to send the curious to my writing, video and editing clips, which are here. It’s also … Continue reading